2011 FINALIST

Adriana Vargas - INANAI

Finalist of the The Professional Sebastian Most Socially Responsible Handbag



Colombia



SHARE THIS  
2011 Finalist Adriana Vargas INANAI

Adriana Vargas FINALIST'S PROFILE

What country are your bags manufactured?
Colombia

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?
As a single mom and head of household, I employ only women who work in my personal studio. All proceeds go back to my country and support at the moment 10 families.

Do you work with local/native artisans to design your bags?
Yes

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back?
I am a Colombian native and of course see the disparity among gender lines, a large majority of Colombian families are headed by a single mother and I work hard to bridge that gap on a daily basis.

How have your bags impacted this community?
My company, small still, gives work and financial support to at least 10 families. We also provide health insurance to all employees, part or full time and also provide child care subsidies to all our workers.

See other finalists from the 2011 handbag awards